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Imbalanced serum levels of Ang1, Ang2 and VEGF in systemic sclerosis: Integrated effects on microvascular reactivity.

Microvasc Res 2019 Sep 7;125:103881. Epub 2019 May 7.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Paediatric Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mvr.2019.103881DOI Listing
September 2019

Nailfold capillaroscopy in rheumatology: ready for the daily use but with care in terminology.

Clin Rheumatol 2019 Sep 8;38(9):2293-2297. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-019-04716-wDOI Listing
September 2019

Might Nailfold Capillaroscopy Be a "Proxy" for Lung Involvement in Connective Tissue Diseases?

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep;46(9):1061-1063

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Research and Health Care San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181408DOI Listing
September 2019

Fast track algorithm: How to differentiate a "scleroderma pattern" from a "non-scleroderma pattern".

Autoimmun Rev 2019 Sep 11:102394. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2019.102394DOI Listing
September 2019

Macrophage M1/M2 polarization and rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.

Autoimmun Rev 2019 Sep 11:102397. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, IT-16132 Genova, Italy; IRCCS Polyclinic San Martino Hospital, Largo G. Bensi, IT-16132 Genova, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2019.102397DOI Listing
September 2019

The preliminary validation of laser Doppler flowmetry in systemic sclerosis in accordance with the OMERACT filter: A systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2019 Sep 6. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; Unit for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC), Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.08.007DOI Listing
September 2019

Ocular involvement in systemic sclerosis: A systematic literature review, it's not all scleroderma that meets the eye.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2019 Aug 28;49(1):119-125. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, Ghent, Belgium; Unit for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC), Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.12.007DOI Listing
August 2019

Correlation between circulating fibrocytes and dermal thickness in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis patients: a pilot study.

Rheumatol Int 2019 Aug 6;39(8):1369-1376. Epub 2019 May 6.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Viale Benedetto XV, No 6, 16132, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04315-7DOI Listing
August 2019

New Kids on the Block in SSc-PAH: May We Futurely Nail It Additionally Down to Capillaroscopy? A Systematic Literature Review.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 15. Epub 2019 Aug 15.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital; Unit for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC), Ghent, Belgium. Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University; Department of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Rheumatology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vil Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy. Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy. Address correspondence to Vanessa Smith, Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital. Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.190296DOI Listing
August 2019

Pathophysiology of systemic sclerosis: current understanding and new insights.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2019 Jul 13;15(7):753-764. Epub 2019 May 13.

b Department of Internal Medicine , Ghent University , Ghent , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1744666X.2019.1614915DOI Listing
July 2019

Pitfalls in the detection of myositis specific antibodies by lineblot in clinically suspected idiopathic inflammatory myopathy.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2019 Jul 4. Epub 2019 Jul 4.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, and Department of Diagnostic Science, Ghent University, Belgium.

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July 2019

Occurrence of norovirus genogroups I and II in recreational water from four beaches in Belém city, Brazilian Amazon region.

J Water Health 2019 Jun;17(3):442-454

Virology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Health Surveillance Secretariat, Brazilian Ministry of Health, Br. 316 Km 07 S/N, Levilandia, Ananindeua, PA CEP 67030-000, Brazil E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wh.2019.304DOI Listing
June 2019

Distinctive association of peripheral immune cell phenotypes with capillaroscopic microvascular patterns in systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Jun 23. Epub 2019 Jun 23.

First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Kitakyushu, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez244DOI Listing
June 2019

Results from an American pilot survey among Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium members on capillaroscopy use and how to best implement nailfold capillaroscopy training.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, and Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.

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April 2019

Innovations in the Assessment of Primary and Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon.

Front Pharmacol 2019 16;10:360. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Di.M.I.), San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2019.00360DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6495407PMC
April 2019

Nailfold Capillaroscopy Characteristics of Antisynthetase Syndrome and Possible Clinical Associations: Results of a Multicenter International Study.

J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 15;46(3):279-284. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

From the Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Policlinico of Modena, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy; ACURA Rheumatology Center, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Rheumatology Division, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, IDiVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; Rheumatology Division, University Hospital of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; Interstitial Lung Disease and Rheumatology Unit, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Ismael Cosío Villegas, Mexico City, Mexico; Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain; Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine (DIM), Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; Rheumatology Department, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria (IIS) Princesa, Madrid; Unidad de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, on behalf of the GEAS group, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, and Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, Section of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence; Unità Operativa Complessa (UOC) Reumatologia, Ospedale San Camillo-Forlanini, Rome; ACURA Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Baden-Baden, Germany; Rheumatology Department, Città Della Salute e della Scienza, Torino; Division of Rheumatology, University and Institute for Research and Health Care (IRCCS) Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy; Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain; Dermatology Clinic, University Hospital of Trieste; Department of Pneumology and Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit, University Hospital of Cattinara, Trieste; Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Trieste, Trieste, Italy; Medizinische Klinik A, Klinikum der Stadt, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital IRCCS Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease Unit, Ruhrlandklinik University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; UOC Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S. Anna, University of Ferrara, Italy; Department for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, St. Josef Krankenhaus, University Clinic, Essen, Germany; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa; Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Johannes-Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany; University of Ghent, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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http://www.jrheum.org/lookup/doi/10.3899/jrheum.180355
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March 2019

Nailfold capillaroscopy-how many fingers should be examined to detect abnormality?

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Feb;58(2):284-288

Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

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https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/advance-article/doi/10
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key293DOI Listing
February 2019

The impact of transducer frequency in ultrasound evaluation of subclinical skin involvement in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis patients.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

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February 2019

A prospective, longitudinal study evaluating the baseline six-minute walk test as an individual reference value in systemic sclerosis patients.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Jul-Aug;36 Suppl 113(4):95-101. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, and Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.

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January 2019

Longitudinal Assessment of Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium.

J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 15;46(1):78-84. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

From the Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Rheumatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Department of Biostatistics, and Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, USA; Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Division of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Faculty of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Rheumatology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; Department of Medicine, and Division of Rheumatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180004DOI Listing
January 2019

Increase in circulating cells coexpressing M1 and M2 macrophage surface markers in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2018 12 16;77(12):1842-1845. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Polyclinic San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213648DOI Listing
December 2018

Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) serum levels in systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis patients: correlation with the Trabecular Bone Score (TBS).

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Nov 6;37(11):3057-3062. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Di.M.I.), Polyclinic San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, no. 6, 16132, Genoa, Italy.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10067-018-4322-9
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November 2018

Corrigendum to Pediatric Supratentorial Ganglioneuroblastoma: Case Report and Review of Literature [World Neurosurgery 113 (2018) 261-266].

World Neurosurg 2018 10 14;118:402. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.033DOI Listing
October 2018

Relapsing polychondritis: state of the art on clinical practice guidelines.

RMD Open 2018 18;4(Suppl 1):e000788. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Service de rhumatologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Centre National de Référence des Maladies Systémiques et Auto-immunes Rares (RESO), INSERM-UMRS 1109, F-67000, Strasbourg, France.

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http://rmdopen.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/rmdopen-2018-00078
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2018-000788DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6203097PMC
October 2018

Correlation between bone quality and microvascular damage in systemic sclerosis patients.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 09;57(9):1548-1554

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Di.M.I.), Polyclinic Hospital San Martino, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

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https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/article/57/9/1548/4999
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key130DOI Listing
September 2018

A circulating cell population showing both M1 and M2 monocyte/macrophage surface markers characterizes systemic sclerosis patients with lung involvement.

Respir Res 2018 Sep 24;19(1):186. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Polyclinic San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12931-018-0891-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6154930PMC
September 2018

The role of nailfold videocapillaroscopy in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Immunol Med 2018 Sep 4;41(3):113-119. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

a The First Department of Internal Medicine , University of Occupational and Environmental Health , Fukuoka , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/25785826.2018.1531189DOI Listing
September 2018

Is laser speckle contrast analysis (LASCA) the new kid on the block in systemic sclerosis? A systematic literature review and pilot study to evaluate reliability of LASCA to measure peripheral blood perfusion in scleroderma patients.

Autoimmun Rev 2018 Aug 6;17(8):775-780. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2018.01.023DOI Listing
August 2018

Reproducibility and Utility of the 6-minute Walk Test in Systemic Sclerosis.

J Rheumatol 2018 Aug 1;45(9):1273-1280. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

From the Service de Médecine Interne, CHU Toulouse Purpan; Faculté de Médecine de Toulouse, Toulouse; Hématologie clinique et thérapie cellulaire, and Unité de Médecine Interne, Maladies Auto-immunes et Pathologie Vasculaire, UF 04, Centre de référence des maladies auto-immunes systémiques rares d'Ile-de-France, Filière (FAI2R), AP-HP, hôpital Saint-Antoine; Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France; Service de médecine interne, Centre national de référence "Lupus, syndrome des antiphospholipides et autres maladies auto-immunes systémiques rares," Hôpital Pierre Zobda Quitman, CHU de Martinique, Fort de France, Martinique; Service de Médecine Interne et Maladies Infectieuses, CHU de Poitiers, Poitiers, France; Department of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.170994DOI Listing
August 2018

Wide-Awake Anesthesia in the In-Office Procedure Room: Lessons Learned.

Hand (N Y) 2018 07 23;13(4):481-485. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

1 Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944717715120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081789PMC
July 2018

The emerging application of semi-quantitative and quantitative capillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis.

Microvasc Res 2018 07 12;118:113-120. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mvr.2018.03.004DOI Listing
July 2018

Effects of CTLA4-Ig treatment on circulating fibrocytes and skin fibroblasts from the same systemic sclerosis patients: an in vitro assay.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 07 27;20(1):157. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Viale Benedetto XV, 616132, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-018-1652-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6062881PMC
July 2018

Pediatric Supratentorial Ganglioneuroblastoma: Case Report and Review of Literature.

World Neurosurg 2018 05 26;113:261-266. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.115DOI Listing
May 2018

Capillaroscopy in Routine Diagnostics: Potentials and Limitations.

Curr Rheumatol Rev 2018 04;14(1):5-11

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

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http://www.eurekaselect.com/153212/article
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1573397113666170615084229DOI Listing
April 2018

Nailfold capillaroscopy in systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and critical appraisal.

Autoimmun Rev 2018 Apr 8;17(4):344-352. Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, C. Heymanslaan 10, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, C. Heymanslaan 10, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2017.11.025DOI Listing
April 2018

Overlapping but distinct TDP-43 and tau pathologic patterns in aged hippocampi.

Brain Pathol 2018 03 24;28(2):264-273. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bpa.12505DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5591757PMC
March 2018

Commentary: The Dilemma of Papilledema in Chiari I Malformation.

Neurosurgery 2018 03;82(3):E73-E74

Department of Neurosurgery, Illinois Neurological Institute and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyx577DOI Listing
March 2018

Lean and Green Hand Surgery.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 02;43(2):179-181

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.11.007DOI Listing
February 2018

Pearls & Oy-sters: Persistent elevation of serum carcinoembryonic antigen in secretory meningioma.

Neurology 2018 02;90(6):e538-e541

From the Departments of Neurology (M.F.V., J.H.S.), Neurosurgery (F.A.M.), and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (V.D.S.), University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000004934DOI Listing
February 2018

Six-minute walk test in or out in evaluation of systemic sclerosis patients?

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Sep-Oct;35 Suppl 106(4):122-129. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital; and Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.

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December 2017

State of the art on nailfold capillaroscopy in dermatomyositis and polymyositis.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2017 12 28;47(3):432-444. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Division of Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Disorders, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Mexico City, Mexico. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.06.001DOI Listing
December 2017

Progression of Organ Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Persistent "Late" Nailfold Capillaroscopic Pattern of Microangiopathy: A Prospective Study.

J Rheumatol 2017 Dec;44(12):1941-1942

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, IRCCS San Martino, Genoa, Italy. V. Smith is a Senior Clinical Investigator of the Research Foundation -Flanders, Brussels, Belgium (FWO) [1802915N]. C. Pizzorni, M. Cutolo, B. Ruaro, V. Smith, and A. Sulli are members of the European League Against Rheumatism Study Group on Microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases.

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http://www.jrheum.org/lookup/doi/10.3899/jrheum.170485
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December 2017

Integration of capillary microscopy and dermoscopy into the rheumatology fellow curriculum.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Sep-Oct;35(5):850-852. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Department of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA.

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November 2017

Macrocirculation versus microcirculation and digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis patients.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 11;56(11):1834-1836

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex165DOI Listing
November 2017

Mapping and predicting mortality from systemic sclerosis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2017 11 23;76(11):1897-1905. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Rheumatology A department, Paris Descartes University, INSERM U1016, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211448DOI Listing
November 2017

An international SUrvey on non-iNvaSive tecHniques to assess the mIcrocirculation in patients with RayNaud's phEnomenon (SUNSHINE survey).

Rheumatol Int 2017 Nov 11;37(11):1879-1890. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, The University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-017-3808-0DOI Listing
November 2017

Rabies encephalitis presenting with new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE).

Neurol Clin Pract 2017 Oct;7(5):421-424

Departments of Neurology (MFV, JHS) and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DW, VDS), University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000372DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5874459PMC
October 2017

Quantitative outcome measures for systemic sclerosis-related Microangiopathy - Reliability of image acquisition in Nailfold Capillaroscopy.

Microvasc Res 2017 09 8;113:56-59. Epub 2017 May 8.

Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Manchester, UK; NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mvr.2017.05.003DOI Listing
September 2017

Points to consider-Raynaud's phenomenon in systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 09;56(suppl_5):v45-v48

The University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester and NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5850109PMC
September 2017

Sequential nailfold videocapillaroscopy examinations have responsiveness to detect organ progression in systemic sclerosis.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2017 08 10;47(1):86-94. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Rheumatology A department, Cochin Hospital, Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 27 rue du faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.

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August 2017

Primary Raynaud's phenomenon and nailfold videocapillaroscopy: age-related changes in capillary morphology.

Clin Rheumatol 2017 Jul 8;36(7):1637-1642. Epub 2016 Oct 8.

Research Laboratories and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, IRCCS A.O.U. San Martino, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, no. 6, 16132, Genoa, Italy.

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July 2017

Intra-and inter-observer reliability of nailfold videocapillaroscopy - A possible outcome measure for systemic sclerosis-related microangiopathy.

Microvasc Res 2017 07 2;112:1-6. Epub 2017 Feb 2.

Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK; NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

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July 2017

Multisite Assessment of Aging-Related Tau Astrogliopathy (ARTAG).

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2017 Jul;76(7):605-619

Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Institute on Aging and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; and Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Brain Injury and Repair, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Department of Neuropathology, Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary; Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern ADC Neuropathology Core, Chicago, Illinois; Clinical Neuropathology, King's College Hospital and London Neurodegenerative Brain Bank, London, UK; Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; University of California San Francisco, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, San Francisco, California; Neuropathology Department, Hôpital de La Salpetrière, AP-HP, UPMC-Sorbonne-University, Paris, France; Institute of Neuropathology, Bellvitge University Hospital, University of Barcelona, CIBERNED, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Discipline of Pathology, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Neurological Tissue Bank of the Biobank-Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS, Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques Pi i, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK; IRCCS Foundation "Carlo Besta" Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy; Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California; Department of Pathology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, LIM, São Paulo, Brazil; Brain & Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, and UNSW Medicine & NeuRA, Sydney, Australia; Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Fishberg Department of Neuroscience, Friedman Brain Institute, and Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; Department of Neuropathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, University Hospitals and University of Geneva School of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Bristol, Learning & Research Level 2, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Thomayer Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Pathology, First Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Anatomical Pathology, Alfred Hospital , Prahran, Victoria, Australia; Division of Pathology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pathology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Physiopathology in Aging Lab/Brazilian Aging Brain Study Group-LIM22, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Unit, Department of Neurology, University of São Paulo , São Paulo, Brazil; Netherlands Brainbank, Amsterdam and Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa, Japan; Institute of Neuroanatomy, Centre for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany; Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn Medical Center, Bonn, Germany; Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan; Department of Neurology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan; Department of Neuroscience, Katholieke Universiteit-Leuven; and Department of Pathology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen-Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Laboratory of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology and Neuropathology, Kepler University Hospital, Medical School, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria; Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Centre for Cancer Therapeutics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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July 2017

Nailfold capillaroscopic parameters and skin telangiectasia patterns in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Microvasc Res 2017 05 16;111:20-24. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST Genova, Italy. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Malignancies in Patients with Anti-RNA Polymerase III Antibodies and Systemic Sclerosis: Analysis of the EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research Cohort and Possible Recommendations for Screening.

J Rheumatol 2017 05 15;44(5):639-647. Epub 2017 Jan 15.

From the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Brescia and Spedali Civili of Brescia, Brescia; Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona; Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy; Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical Center, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary; Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Internal Medicine, University Lille Nord-de-France, Lille; Department of Rheumatology, Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg; Department of Rheumatology, University Paris Descartes and Cochin Hospital, Paris, France; B. Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel; Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Warsaw and Department of Connective Tissue Diseases, Institute of Rheumatology, Warsaw, Poland; Unidade de Doenças Auto-Imunes, Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.

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May 2017

Plasma endothelial microparticles reflect the extent of capillaroscopic alterations and correlate with the severity of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis.

Microvasc Res 2017 03 23;110:24-31. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Pediatric Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, Radziwiłłowska 13, 20-080 Lublin, Poland. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Disease activity indices in systemic sclerosis: a systematic literature review.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):186-192. Epub 2016 Jul 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University; and Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

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January 2017

Assessment of sensitivity to change of the European Scleroderma Study Group activity index.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):148-151. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University; and Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.

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January 2017

Raynaud's syndrome in children: systematic review and development of recommendations for assessment and monitoring.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):200-206. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Hamburger Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendrheumatologie, Hamburg, Germany.

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January 2017

Effects of Longterm Treatment with Bosentan and Iloprost on Nailfold Absolute Capillary Number, Fingertip Blood Perfusion, and Clinical Status in Systemic Sclerosis.

J Rheumatol 2016 11 1;43(11):2033-2041. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

From the Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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November 2016

Rapidly growing gastric metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma, an unusual cause of melena.

Acta Clin Belg 2016 Aug 3;71(4):263-6. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

b Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine , Ghent University Hospital , Ghent , Belgium.

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August 2016

Imaging of connective tissue diseases: Beyond visceral organ imaging?

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2016 08 17;30(4):670-687. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium.

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August 2016

Nailfold Capillaroscopy and Clinical Applications in Systemic Sclerosis.

Microcirculation 2016 07;23(5):364-72

Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

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July 2016

Reliability of the quantitative assessment of peripheral blood perfusion by laser speckle contrast analysis in a systemic sclerosis cohort.

Ann Rheum Dis 2016 06 22;75(6):1263-4. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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June 2016

Six-minute walk test in systemic sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Cardiol 2016 Jun 25;212:265-73. Epub 2016 Mar 25.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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June 2016

Virtual shopping: A viable alternative to direct assessment of real life function?

Schizophr Res 2016 Apr 7;172(1-3):206-10. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

Kings College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK.

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April 2016

Quantitative Alterations of Capillary Diameter Have a Predictive Value for Development of the Capillaroscopic Systemic Sclerosis Pattern.

J Rheumatol 2016 Mar 1;43(3):599-606. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

From the Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.A.C. Trombetta, MD, PhD, Trainee in Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; V. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University; C. Pizzorni, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; M. Meroni, MD, Trainee in Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; S. Paolino, PhD, Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; C. Cariti, MD, Trainee in Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; B. Ruaro, MD, Trainee in Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; A. Sulli, MD, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; M. Cutolo, MD, Full Professor of Rheumatology, Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa.

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March 2016

Allergic contact dermatitis in children: trends in allergens, 10 years on. A retrospective study of 500 children tested between 2005 and 2014 in one UK centre.

Contact Dermatitis 2016 Jan 13;74(1):37-43. Epub 2015 Nov 13.

Dermatology Department, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, LS7 4SA, UK.

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January 2016

Specific Antinuclear Antibody Level Changes after B Cell Depletion Therapy in Systemic Sclerosis Are Associated with Improvement of Skin Thickening.

J Rheumatol 2016 Jan;43(1):247-9

Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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January 2016

The practicalities of living with oxygen: a perspective from a person living with COPD.

Authors:
Vanessa Smith

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2016 Jan 7;26:15072. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

European Lung Foundation, Sheffield, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4704533PMC
January 2016